Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2023 after 13 days on 28 October 2023 at 20:24.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 294 of Meeus index or 1247 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠232.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.5°.
5 days after point of apogee on 10 October 2023 at 03:41 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 October 2023 at 02:53 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 394 313 km (245 015 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 873 km (226 722 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 01:11 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 28 October 2023 at 03:14 in ♈ Aries.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2023 at 20:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.294°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.305° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 October 2023 at 09:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.